YOUR INVITED. The family of Florence and Don Shelton invite you to attend a reception in the Fellowship Hall after church service on July 3 to join them in the celebration of Florence and Don?s 50th wedding anniversary. Champagne, punch, cake and other goodies will be provided. No gifts please.?

SACRED CONVERSATION ON RACE.? Our next meeting will be Sunday July 10 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 6.? We will continue our conversation on race and racism and will watch a short video of a TEDx talk held in Bloomington in 2012.? Eric Deggans, an IU alumnus, shares his thoughts on “How to Talk About Race” Please join us.

SOLAR POWER UPDATE. We have contracted with Third Sun Solar to install the array on our rooftop, and we await word on where we are on their scheduling.

BUILDING AND GROUNDS NEWS. ?The digging on the 3rd Street side of our church’s grounds is in conjunction with the lighting ?installation and entrance improvements underwritten by Hassel DePree’s gift to our church. ?In July, our sanctuary will become a construction zone as the sound booth console cabinet is installed. ?Nancy Hiller will build the cabinet.?

THE TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS will continue through the summer. Anyone wishing to stop by and check it out is welcome. The class meets from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30a.m.

LOOKING FOR CHILDREN’S LEARNING TIME TEACHERS.? Do you like working with kids aged 3-12?? Do you have a passion for helping children learn how to live well with others?? Do you find fulfillment in teaching children about our shared faith and this amazing world we live in?? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we may have a teaching opportunity for you!? Please see Ted Wininger, Hopi Stosberg, April Hennessey, Derek Roe, or anyone else from the Education Board for more information!

SING WITH A CHOIR SUMMER SEASON!? Join the choir during the relaxing summer months.? Rehearsals start Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Choir Room.? No prerequisites, come all who love music!?

GROUND KEEPING. Have you ever wished you had a large home with great grounds to putter in? ?You do. First United Church with its 5+ acre lot is yours and mine. ?Join me, Laura Kao of the Board of Building and Grounds, on Thursday mornings at 8:30 this growing season for an hour of yard work. ?There is always weeding, trimming, and tidying to do, and I’ll be here every Thursday morning that I am in town. ?If you let me know you’re interested by e-mail, I’ll know to keep you in the loop. ? ?Thanks!?

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS NEEDED.? We are in need of coffee hour hosts. All the supplies are provided, grab a friend, or someone new to partner with you. It is a great way to provide a service to the church and encourage a sense of community. Won?t you sign up?

MINISTER OF CARE FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 3 IS PHYLLIS PERKINS.? A minister of care is a church volunteer who visits members in their homes.